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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: School Of Planning Des Construction Anr 10002116
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Continuing System Academic Staff, Engineers/Architects, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Construction Management (CM) Program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full-time academic specialist-teaching with continuing appointment beginning in August 2020. This Academic Specialist is non-tenure track full-time teaching position, continual/permanent following two successful probationary reviews at year 2 and 5. This position is an academic year (9-month) position.

Demonstrable ability to teach at the undergraduate level is required in several CM areas including two or more of following: construction methods and materials, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), building information modeling (BIM), real estate development and finance, structural analysis and design, estimating, scheduling, project management, residential construction, building science, sustainable built environment, and infrastructure construction. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to provide service to the program and the school which will include alumni and industry relations.

Required Degree

Masters -Construction Management or related field

Minimum Requirements

Minimum qualifications for this position include: 1) A Master’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering and Management, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field; 2) three or more years of U.S. Construction Management experience; and 3) strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Relevant professional licensing or certifications.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including summary of your professional experience and skills, 4) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom, any experience mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence, and 5) names and contact information for three professional references (letters are not initially required, but these individuals will be approached for letters before the final interviews).

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence in August 2020. All candidates for the position (posting # 637270) must apply online at Contact for administrative inquiries: Ms. Mary Beth Graebert, email -, 517-353-5274, and for CM Program-related questions:  Dr. Matt Syal, email -, 517-432-2951.

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Department Statement

The Construction Management program has a nationally recognized program that awards an ACCE accredited baccalaureate degree as well as master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Construction Management. The program currently has 8 full-time faculty members, an undergraduate student advisor, and approximately 200 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. This position provides exceptional opportunities for individuals who wish to be associated with a well-established program with strong university, industry and alumni support; and with rapidly developing research and outreach opportunities. For further information about the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Construction Management Program, visit

The School of Planning, Design, and Construction unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, with 43 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 8 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Social Science.

The mission of the School is to advance the knowledge, prepare innovative leaders, and support the practice of planning, design, and construction. Our academic activities address sustainability, health, transportation, economic development and communities. Please refer to the School’s homepage available at:

The School is committed to achieving excellence by nurturing an inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities and individuals from other underrepresented groups that can diversify the impact of the School.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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